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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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Manlius, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hildene is the summer "cottage" of Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln. It is a beautiful country estate in the hills outside of Manchester, VT. Most of the home has been carefully restored. The grounds are very lovely with beautiful formal gardens and panoramic views of the Vermont mountainside. The walk to the goat farm is well worth the trip,... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Robert Todd LIncoln's estate in Vermont with lots of info and history. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and the house is well worth the visit inside.

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Penryn, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Who knew - I sure did not - that President Lincoln's son Robert made his home in Manchester Vermont. This cultural treasure tells a side of the Lincoln family that may not be known by many. The home is an amazing piece of history with many original pieces from the family on exhibit. On the top floor is a tool... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Have now visited Hildene 5 or 6 times over 20 years. It is a remarkably beautiful and historic site--not to be missed when in the Manchester, Vt., area or in the Berkshires, generally. They continue to improve the grounds. In the past few years a wonderful visitor center and a restored Pullman car were added. It's worth the trip just... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

3 different venues---house, goat farm and elite train car. My granddaughter loved it. You could go all over the house.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The house was great we had the guided tour and our tour guide was good and gave a lot of information about the home and the family. There is a goat farm and also a pullman and lots of walks to enjoy whilst you are there. A must if you visit Manchester!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Easy to do the self guided tour and gain a glimpse of life of the Lincoln family post 1864. The home is beautifully maintained and the view, one in a million. It is easy to see why it is a hot wedding venue!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent an interesting half day at Hildene. It is wonderful that this interesting old home has been saved. The house is lovely, with many original furnishings. The gardens are not huge, but are in excellent condition. Robert Lincoln was president of the Pullman Car company, and there is a beautifully restored Pullman car on the grounds. There is also... More

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Vestal, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was much more educational than I thought it would be and in a lovely setting. The artifacts housed in the collection were quite amazing in quantity and quality. The addition of the Pullman Car was especially interesting and the goat farm was fun too. The visitor center was a good place to cool off and we appreciated the availability... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

historic, fantastic views, goat farm, fully restored Pullman coach (the lear jet of its day). wonderul history and great family activity.

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